Deborah Evans BA (Hons) MA DipLA CMLI IHBC
Deborah is a Chartered Landscape Architect, historian and horticulturalist with extensive and specialist experience in the public and private sectors. She established her own consultancy, DE Landscape & Heritage Ltd, in July 2015. Between 2006 – 2014 Deborah worked for English Heritage (now Historic England) as Landscape Architect for the East Midlands and East of England regions, where she acted as the organization’s expert advisor for the historic environment on a range of issues, including advice to HMRC, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England. A holistic approach to the management of the built and natural environment is central to her work and expressed in outputs such as Parkland Management Plans, Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Statements, Conservation Area Appraisals and Expert Witness. More unusually, Deborah offers hands-on experience, having worked as a Head Gardener/Estate Manager for ten years at St. Fagan’s, The National History Museum, Wales and as the first Head Gardener appointed at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield. Here she also authored the Landscape Plan as part of a multi-volume Conservation Management Plan which secured a lottery grant of over £20 million.
Deborah has lectured on historic landscapes and registered parks and gardens in the planning system in the Departments of Continuing Education at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, for Historic England, Natural England, the RTPI and Garden Masterclass. She recently contributed to the Garden Trust’s Twentieth Century Designed Landscapes lecture series. She has also published widely, including articles in Landscape and Gardens Illustrated. Since 2016, Deborah has been a member of the National Trust’s Historic Environment Advisory Group advising on conservation and development proposals across the Trust’s portfolio.